They were not much relieved at sight of an almost naked white man; but when Tarzan had reassured them in quiet tones, protesting his friendship for them, they opened the barrier a trifle farther
and admitted him.
But we withdrew at an acute angle not only because the French advanced between our two armies; the angle became still more acute and we withdrew still farther
, because Barclay de Tolly was an unpopular foreigner disliked by Bagration (who would come his command), and Bagration- being in command of the second army- tried to postpone joining up and coming under Barclay's command as long as he could.
So far, and a few days' journey farther
, this river confines itself to Abyssinia, and then passes into the bordering countries of Fazulo and Ombarca.
But Friday put us out of doubt quickly: for seeing the bear cling fast to the bough, and that he would not be persuaded to come any farther
, "Well, well," says Friday, "you no come farther
, me go; you no come to me, me come to you;" and upon this he went out to the smaller end, where it would bend with his weight, and gently let himself down by it, sliding down the bough till he came near enough to jump down on his feet, and away he ran to his gun, took it up, and stood still.
I thought that I should find him farther
down the trail, probably finishing Perry, and so I leaped in the direction I supposed him to be, to find Perry perched upon a pro-jecting rock several feet above the trail.